The Big Boo Cast, Episode 149

Well, you’ll never believe this, but something is weird with my sound on this episode. WHY? I have no idea. My phone was across the room, my FitBit was across the room, and I can’t think of anything that might have been causing the problem. So the solution? PRETEND LIKE IT’S NOT HAPPENING.

And while you’re pretending, you can hear us talk about our favorite vegetables, Melanie’s recent family trip, and my issues with eyeshadow. What’s not to love?

Please do enjoy.

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Show Notes:

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette (and what do you know – it’s back at Sephora again, too)

Milani Eyeshadow Palette

Pond’s Cleansing Balm

Exuma, Bahamas

The new season of The Crown

Trailer for the new Little Women movie

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Arugula Salad

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 148

We kick off this episode with some awe and maybe a tiny bit of lamenting that our kids are officially licensed drivers, which is totally surreal but at least gives us opportunities to watch them swing and catch their keys a lot while they contemplate where they’d like to go next. As teenagers do.

We also talk about a few books I’ve read lately, some books Melanie is about to read, and some shows that have grabbed our attention. We have a lengthy discussion about this last season of The Real Housewives of New York City, and all I know to say about that is please don’t judge us for having such sophisticated television taste.

Last thing: at the end of this episode there’s a clip of this month’s Patreon Q&A, and if you haven’t joined us on Patreon yet, well, come on over. The first bonus episode will be out on Friday, August 9th. The Q&A, which is the second bonus episode, will be out on Monday, August 20th.

Happy 148, everybody! Hope y’all enjoy.

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Show Notes:

O-ring keyring (if you need to buy a gift for teenage girl who’s a driver, here’s your answer)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Beverly Hills, 90210 – the reboot

Veronica Mars

Four Weddings & a Funeral

Gilly

SEC Officiating on Twitter

Ramona Singer’s Instagram

The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 147

This episode is topical whiplash in podcast form. We talk about Melanie’s new phone, our personal notification preferences, and an unexpected skunk attack.

We also cover the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, the lure of Free People jeans, and the (surprisingly?) cutthroat nature of a fishing tournament.

It’s a big ole hodgepodge around here.

Please do enjoy.

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Show Notes:

Zeiss Lens Wipes

Redwood & Co. Room and Linen Spray in Base Camp

Brooke Flare Jeans from Free People

Penny Pull-on Flare Jeans from Free People

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Peanut Butter Toffee Apple Dip

Southwestern Tossed Salad

Cute swimsuit bottoms for size 14-16 and up

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 146

Well, I might as well go ahead and tell you that my sound is weird on this episode. Surely you aren’t surprised. And if nothing else it will be a nice throwback to Wolfman Jack’s studio circa 1974.

By the way, you get all sorts of bonus points if you’re up to speed on that Wolfman Jack reference.

Regardless of sound ish-ahs (for when-oh-when have those ever stopped us?), on this episode we recap our recent trip to Oklahoma and talk for a really long time about all the food we ate while we were there. It’s sort of like listening to Bubba Gump talk about all the varieties of shrimp except we didn’t actually eat any shrimp. We eventually work our way around to a brief discussion of Southern Charm as well as my thoughts about Spindrift Orange Mango sparkling water. It’s all very thrilling.

This episode will also bring you one of the very best Melanie comments ever. In fact, it might be my favorite:

“I so enjoy just eating hot versions of cheese.”

Please do enjoy.

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Show Notes:

Pawhuska, Oklahoma

The Pioneer Woman Boarding House

P-town Pizza

The Spicy Cowgirl (we cannot overstate the deliciousness)

The Mercantile

Yesterday

Southern Charm

Melanie’s favorite gumbo recipe

Gran’s Strawberry Cake

Buttercream Frosting for Strawberry Cake

Spindrift Orange Mango

Melanie’s silk sleeping mask

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 145

Not to be overly WOMP WOMP, but the first part of this episode is about as low-key as you’ll ever hear us. That’s because about seventeen-ish minutes after we started recording, we lost our connection, and the files with our audio disappeared right before our eyes. This is where we would love to blame the website we use to record, but the truth is we don’t have any way of knowing exactly what happened. We just thought that our enthusiastic discussion about the InstantPot was lost in an internet graveyard forever.

So. We tried our best to rebound as we started recording all over again. It’s safe to say we were weary.

BUT WAIT! Our sad tale has a redemptive arc!

After I started editing the WOMP WOMP part of the episode, I opened the website where we record. It was a fit of optimism, but I thought maybe – MAYBE – the audio would be there. And do you know what? IT WAS. So you’ll hear Discouraged Us for the first 40-ish minutes, but then you’ll hear Upbeat Us for the last 15 or so minutes, and DIDN’T THAT ALL WORK OUT AT LEAST SORT OF?

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Show Notes:

Stranger Things 3

Veronica Mars

Sun-Washed Citrus Plug-ins from Bath & Body Works

Instant Pot on sale from Walmart

Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer (and here’s the paddle brush)

– The South’s 20 Seasons

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 144

Our schedules haven’t been super cooperative this week (painters! dogs! World Cup soccer!), so we were delighted to finally get to play a little podcast catch-up. We talk about the joys of car insurance costs for teenagers, the inspirational qualities of a Kardashian’s refrigerator, our “Sunrise, Sunset” feelings about the pool, and our annoying ability to ignore problems we’d rather not address and/or solve.

We also discuss a clothing consignment option that has been a fantastic new discovery, and I tell Melanie all about it in what is certainly far too much detail. As I tend to do.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Style Encore

Yolanda Hadid’s former glorious refrigerator

Vanderbilt’s Tyler Brown

Life Skills List for Young Adults from Jen at Lots of Scotts

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